In recent months, there have been more patients complaining of erectile dysfunction. Many of them have had coronavirus. Moreover, someone was ill last summer, someone in the fall, and “male” problems overtook six months later.
Why such a time gap? There may be many assumptions, but there is no single correct answer. I think it is often a consequence of severe prolonged emotional stress and depression, which are observed in most of those who have been ill.
There is such a phrase: “the psyche brought to somatics.” The whole body suffers from stress and the organs of the genitourinary system are no exception.
The prolonged stress experienced leads to a decrease in the synthesis of sex-binding globulin, an increase in the level of cortisol and prolactin, which in turn leads to a decrease in the number and concentration of spermatozoa, breakdown (fragmentation) of their DNA and to disorders of erection and ejaculation.
Are these complications reversible? If you do not delay contacting a doctor, do not hope that “it will pass by itself”, the treatment will give a positive result. I am now talking about the prospects for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. As for the effect on fertility, it is not yet known how COVID-19 will affect it. It takes time to draw conclusions.